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Gastro Pub & Restaurant with a strong emphasis on good food, drinks and a relaxing atmosphere. Open 7 days a week. Winner of the Overall National Bar of the Year and Best Modern Irish Cooking in a Bar 2014. Winner of the Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI) Best Gastro Pub in Meath Award 2020.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Contemporary
FEATURES
Gift Cards Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had Parma ham pizza. It was disappointing to say the least. The garlic base was hit or miss. The base was overcooked and extremely salty. The parma ham was questionable and limited. Overall bad value. When we made our comments to the staff member...they were uncaring. We wont be back.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff. Varied menu suitable for most guests. Quality steak cooked as requested. Equally delicious prawns and lemon/lime chicken.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Nice cocktail bar. Pleasant staff. Didn’t eat here but menu looked good. Plenty of GF options. Also food being served looked really good. Music was advertised for the midweek too . Doesn’t open until 4pm whilst we were there Thursday and Friday

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 11 May 2024

Used to be The Spot for food. Now its mostly microwaved and gooey..... The prices went up and the quality went down. Would like them to fix this.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 6 May 2024

Great night, and great afternoon. Dropped in for a drink in the afternoon and came back for dinner in the evening. Staff are wonderful. The band were really good and lively, food was excellent and served promptly. I will definitely be back soon.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 May 2024

Great atmosphere, very helpful and friendly staff, the food was excellent , i had cauliflower starter and scampi for mains, cauliflower was really tasty , the scampi was not of the usual fast food variety, it was big juicy prawns cooked excellently , my partner...had garlic bread drizzled with mozzarella and pizza made to her liking, both were very good, we left well impressed, the lady manager told us they are 12 years going this year, it is a very successful bar and restaurant, we will be backMore

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 2 April 2024

Dreadful,overpriced food. Ordered 2 pizzas from the bar menu at 20 euros each what arrived was an absolute travesty of a pizza..base so thin you could read a newspaper through it,almost non-existant toppings and the whole lot tasted like it had been left overnight in...a pan of stale cooking oil. Disgraceful how they managed to mess up a pizza so badly. I also noticed food going to other tables too and i could clearly see overcooked chicken wings and a tiny burger. Two days later and i still feel sick thinking about that pizzaMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 29 March 2024

Thank you so much to Tara and her team and The Central for hosting the day 2 of our wedding celebration. From the initial contact Tara was so helpful in arranging everything, when we visited we got a tour of all of the areas we...could choose from for the party, we initially thought we’d go with the ground level outdoor and indoor area with the bbq but as the day approached and the weather looked to be sunny Tara suggested having the party on to rooftop instead. This was a brilliant idea, we had delicious finger food instead of the bbq and the guests were blown away with the venue! Tara helped us to arrange a musician to perform for a few hours and he was brilliant, he kept the atmosphere lively for the duration. I recommend The Central to anyone looking to have a day 2 in the area, you will not be disappointed!More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 5 February 2024

Not the first to say portions small and mediocre quality. Prices unjustifiable...and not the first to leave disappointed, hungry and feeling ripped off. Paid Dublin (or more in some cases) price for an average tasting and small chicken burger with a small portion of chips....I only ate it because I was hungry and didn't think waiting on something else would be worth the trouble. The walnut and pear pasta dish was tasty but the small portion suited as a starter, not a main. Overall, not good quality and small quantity for the money. Lovely atmosphere and friendly staff, so wish they would sort the food out. When mentioned to the staff, flippent about it. Unless they improve, would not return for dinner.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 28 January 2024

Really enjoy our meal here, staff where great, and Thai curry was fab, and my partner had the burger, he really enjoyed,maybe more chip's

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 7 January 2024

I recently held my 40th Birthday Celebrations in the Ruby lounge in the Central. I had 70 family & friends for dinner & dancing afterwards. We had a fabulous 2 course meal. Not one complaint and everyone was raving how nice the food was. It...was timed perfectly. The flavours and presentation was fantastic. I had the goats cheese bruschetta & sea bass. Craving for it today! All the staff were fantastic, friendly and worked so hard to make sure everyone had a drink and was fed. The lovely personal touches, personalised menus, glass Prosecco was noted too. A big thank you to Tara & Justine for both organising my party. For anyone looking for a gathering like mine I would definitely recommend the central NavanMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 6 January 2024

Thank you to Derek and all the staff in the Central. Lovely ambiance and delicious food together with great welcome from all the staff last night at our Christmas party. We had travelled from Drogheda and we will certainly be back.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 12 December 2023

I went to The Central Last night with my family. The staff could not have been nicer. Extremely welcoming and friendly manager. Food and drinks were all great. We accidently left something behind and the manager found us on the street in our car and...gave it back to us, he really went above and beyond.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 19 November 2023

Super food, service & atmosphere. Ideal for a family event. Great fun. The staff are excellent and so helpful

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 27 October 2023

Excellent food amazing friendly staff and a great comedy show with John Colliery and support act in comedy lounge up stairs brilliant evening thank to all at the Central Navan

Date of visit: October 2023
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Margaret - our manager Justine Norton will organise to post out gift vouchers to you if you buy them over the phone. She is not in today, but will be from 10am tomorrow Wednesday. Phone 03353 46 902 7999. Best wishes... More
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The Central Bar & Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5